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NY offices deck up to lure creative clients

Offices offer lifestyle as city's economy grows dependent on creative sectors

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Amenities count: RFR offers a slate of perks at 285 Madison - bike storage room, fitness centre with lockers and showers for men and women, a communal landscaped roof deck and a restaurant. - PHOTO: TINA FINEBERG/THE NEW YORK TIMES

[NEW YORK] A field of wheat doesn't usually stand inside the lobby of a Manhattan office building. Yet a 10-foot simulacrum, consisting of a few hundred stalks of wheat puncturing an enormous block of styrofoam and covered with pebbles, is the first thing visitors see when entering the marketing